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CNS neuroscience & therapeutics

Downregulation of DEC1 contributes to the neurotoxicity induced by MPP


PMID 28734031

Abstract

Differentiated embryonic chondrocyte gene 1 (DEC1) is involved in the neuronal differentiation and development. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of DEC1 in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPP The location of DEC1 and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-positive neurons were detected by immunofluorescence. 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced mouse subacute model of PD was established to evaluate the change of DEC1 expression in midbrain. Then, SH-SY5Y cells were used to investigate the role of DEC1 in MPP We showed that the co-expressed DEC1 and TH neurons took up more than 80% of the expressed TH neurons in the midbrain of mice. DEC1/TH double-positive neurons decreased by 40.6% in SNpc and 28.8% in VTA of MPTP-injured mice. Consistently, DEC1, TH and dopamine transporter (DAT) expression decreased in the midbrain of MPTP mice. In SY-SY5Y cells, MPP Downregulation of DEC1 contributes to MPP